Heileen 3 continues the story from the end of the second game and takes place in the Caribbean islands. Traveling side by side with Morgan the pirate, Heileen will search for her missing friends, hoping to reunite with all of them. But that's only the beginning, because the story continues!
User reviews: Mixed (43 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 12, 2012

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About This Game

Heileen 3 continues the story from the end of the second game and takes place in the Caribbean islands. Traveling side by side with Morgan the pirate, Heileen will search for her missing friends, hoping to reunite with all of them.

But that's only the beginning, because the story continues! You'll have a fixed amount of in-game time to unlock a romance or a profession ending! Do you have what it takes to make it?

The game plays like a raising/dating sim, in which you can learn several different skills and unlock advanced activities.

The Virtues/Sins system of the second game is present as well, making every decision you take in the game shape Heileen's personality.

GAME FEATURES


  • Featuring a story much longer than the previous two titles combined together!
  • Four male romances: Morgan, John, Jonathan and the new face Sebastian
  • Four female romances: Marie, Lora, Ebele and the irascible Juliet!
  • Dating sim gameplay, with lots of unique skills to learn and "level up"
  • 14 different profession endings to unlock based on your skills and virtues/sins
  • Get the bonus content version with OST, wallpapers, chibi, and more

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Hard Drive: 80 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 80 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 80 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
69.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
This game is definitely filled with pros and cons. While I did think it was an improvement from the first two games, there's definitely some issues to be taken with it.

This game has a simulation aspect blended into the visual novel experience. Each day, Heileen has to choose certain activities to do in order to increase stats for skills and advance skills. While I definitely don't have a problem with simulation aspects being put into visual novels, I must say this game's sim system is quite tedious. It took me several hours and several playthroughs just to get all of the achievements, because the simulation portion of the game takes far too long. Those who don't have a lot of patience would definitely dismiss the game quickly. Meanwhile, I almost developed carpal tunnel syndrome from clicking so rapidly and frequently. The basic concept for the activities and stat development isn't terrible though. That idea is fun, but I definitely wish they hadn't made it so tedious.

A lot of characters from the previous two games were brought back, with one new character being added as well. This third installment definitely tied up what happens to everyone. All together, there are four men and four women to choose from for romance options. While I'm glad they weren't heteronormative, I must say the choices aren't really that great. John, Jonathan, and Sebastian are all terrible people in their own way. Morgan's the best out of the whole bunch, but even he has some issues. Among the women, the best is probably Ebele, considering Lora's incredibly vain, Marie is annoying, and Juliet has some serious anger issues. This isn't to say that romantic interests shouldn't have flaws, but my biggest gripe is that very few of the choices are particularly appealing or even good people for that matter. Once you get past how some of these people are awful as human beings, the romance scenes were decently written at least.

My favorite part of this game (and the second game) is the virtues and sins theme. When making choices, a lot of the time people don't really think about how it could affect others or themselves. When people refuse to donate to a charity, they probably don't think "that was a greedy choice." When people remark on how they don't feel like doing something, they probably don't think "I'm being a bit of a sloth." Unfortunately, sometimes the choices are rather obvious about which virtue/sin it reflects. Some are not so obvious though.

On a technical level, the game seemed fine. I don't recall running into any errors or glitches. I don't think I saw many typos either; I think there might've been a couple though.

There was a bit of a pet-peeve I'd like to point out. There were two particular scenes that really bothered me in this game. Both involved Heileen being sexually harassed, and when choosing to defend herself, both actions were seen as "wrathful." Um, no, self-defense against men who literally refuse to take their hands off a woman's body when told to is not wrathful. Wrath is having uncalled-for anger. Self-defense isn't an uncalled-for action whatsoever.

Do I recommend this game? Yes and no. It can be fun and interesting. If you like visual novels and don't mind the tedious repetition of the simulation aspect of the game, then sure. It isn't half-bad for a visual novel. If you're not into any of that, then definitely don't play it. You'll hate it.
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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
I was really excited about playing this game, even though I knew little about it.
And then I played this game. :(

The main character is annoying and idiotic, and for some reason keeps thinking even the guy I have a 0 points "relationship" with is hot. Like, if I'm cultivating x and y relationships and not at all, z, why would you think z is hot? Ugh.

The options are ridiculous (not that it wasn't to be expected from a group of pirates that not only save these random people and not lock them up, but are actually *nice* to them, give them things, *help them*, and deliberately avoid going after ships as is their livelyhood because gasp, miss MC might be offended/surprised/think badly of them). Seriously.

To the person that reviewed it and said 3 of 4 of the guys on it are jerks: I totally agree. And the 4th one seems to be completely undecided on whether he wants to be a jerk or normal.

The girl characters are moderately annoying. Particularly the 'dancer'.

The professions are ridiculous. How come lust + dancing = dancer? Why do I have to be lusty to be a dancer?

The attributes modify nothing in my relationship attempts and only give boosts if I actually try to do something with the person.... but only gives boost to the attribute if I choose the right person, and unless there's an event, I get no boost to the relationship. You'd think spending time together would +1 the relationship.
Not to mention you don't have that much time to do things with others since you keep needing to level up basic skills too much.

Overall, the experience has been less than pleasant. Why do I keep playing? I dunno. Maybe because I'm close to the end and want to see what I get- but there's certainly no replay value. Whatever ending I have, I won't care about the rest.
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34 of 46 people (74%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
The culmination of the Heileen series, Heileen 3: New Horizons has the heroine of the series, Heileen, rescued from a shipwreck by a band of oddly sympathetic pirates. This game follows her journey as she tries to locate her other friends and relatives, while having the freedom to have a say in her future, whether it is pursue a romance from one of 8 possible people, or whether she finds contentment in a future career.

For how the game runs, it is reminiscent of visual novels (which the first two of this series actually was) with some dating sim mechanics thrown in. I appreciated actually having more of a say in my character.

I liked the game, but there are some caveats. First thing many people comment on is the price. This is on the higher end of the spectrum, but the Steam version contains both the GirlxBoy romances, and the GirlxGirl romances (which can be bought singly on the developer's website.) However, the developer does run several sales through the year if price is a concern.

Before purchasing, I highly recommend trying the demo (from the Dev's website as well). This style of game is certainly not for everyone, but the demo definitely gives a good idea what to expect.

Additionally, I would be remiss not to mention the job skills. It gets really grindy to raise those levels; additionally to unlock the final job endings, there is a Sin/Virtue system in game which must be met as well.
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42 of 67 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Im in lesbians with Juliet and Flora.
And btw playing as a woman on games like this will make you feel sexualy weird, especially if you´re a man playing a girl that dates dudes.
The beggining of the game made me love a man and i felt.............*drinks*.
I mean i love the game for allowing lesbians things but seriously, that beggining made me go drink a bottle of vodka while Heileen was describing her sexual perveties towards the captain dude.
And with all duo respect, writing this is making me sick.
I dont know whats worse, the fact that i enjoy this game givin it a BIG thumbs up, or the fact that im drunk writing this review under my bed.
I guess i just found out somenthing new about myself, that im a sick f***.
I dont drink or smoke, but this game made found the pleasures of vodka.
It helps you forget even the most disturbing of things.

Rate: 10 out Vodka.

Good night ladies and gentleman.
Im of to bed, and since its dangerous to go alone, i take my vodka.
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67 of 115 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
A so-idiotic-it-becomes-offensive game you shouldn't approach with a very-very long stick. Never. It's so idiotic, I just HAD to keep going on, to see where the nightmare would end. If it ever ended. It did. Abruptly. But more about this, in a moment. First, a commercial.

Did you ever wonder how life on the high seas would be, with your semi-dead parrot on your shoulder, with your fellow pirates waiting for the first chance to disembowel you, while ghost ships and giant squids roamed the la... er... the waters? Well, keep wondering. This ain't that kind of fantasy.

Heileen is a total idiot as a character, the very stereotype of the dumb american teenager you can find in typical american "reality TV" or 3rd grade dramas that never made it past their first season. She's "the kind of girl" that thinks that nice clothing is one of the most important factors in our relationships, as seen in a tear-inducing (ha-ha, no, not really) "scene" of the game where she pleads to the ah-what-a-coincidentally-quite-handsome-master-pirate captain of the ship that saved her to give some clothes to her two friends. 'Cause the other pirates treat them differently, badly, since they don't have nice clothes. Like the ones they gave her. To go with her blue eyes and long blond hair.

(...smash head on desk... ...smash head on desk... ...smash head on desk...)

And since its own protagonist is a dumb whiny teenager with one-digit IQ, would you expect the game to be smartly designed so as to show off its awesome characters, scenario and / or action? Har-har-har. Ah, young grasshopper, how much there is to learn...

The game pretends to be a romance simulator, and it may be, I dunno for I haven't ever played one. If they're like this, thank the almighty Baal for not having fell on one up to now. What this culminates to is this:

View a still image of Heileen superimposed over an average background, joined by one or two still images of the other characters of her story. Each and every one dumber than the other.

Keep pressing enter while reading the mind-numbing hundreds of lines of moronic text, pausing to select from different "options" that will take the story to "a different path" (where, I guess, stuff gets even more idiotic). "Options" like:

A. Give your hungry friend part of your meal.
B. Eat it for yourself ignoring she's dying of starvation, since by now you know that in the very next frame she'll be again all smiles and happiness, for this is what happens in the world of pirates.

Then more text, then moire "choices", then "upgrades", in RPG style, that didn't seem to affect the "action" in any meaningful way. With "action" I mean what I've explained up to now, and not some kind - any kind - of other action. Or animation.

The "upgrades" offered by the game are quite interesting and diverse, offering a roster of choices unlike any found in any other game. I mean, where else could you increase your "skills" in "Read Books", "Accountant" and "Kitchen Girl" at the same time?

I have to confess that, during my playthrough, I decided that since the game and its characters treat each and everyone as some kind of bad stereotype, I'd "stereotype" Heileen as well in the worst possible way for her: I "upgraded" only and constantly her "skills" in "Kitchen Girl" and "Cooking".

She deserved it.
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